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Jan 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >> all right, so picture this. treasury secretary tim geithner gets the mint to make a one coin, the value, $1 trillion. then he takes that coin over to the federal reserve bank and deposits it. then the government writes checks against that trillion dollars. so that does that mean there's no need to raise the debt ceiling? joining us now to explain it all is deputy editor is the business insider. joe? >> how you doing? >> there's a law that says the treasury secretary can mint a platinum coin, how does that work? >> the treasury secretary does have broad discretion over specifically platinum coinage, the size of it, the denomination and so forth. a lot of people frustrated with the debt ceiling, it looks like the same thing in 2011, second time we don't think the debt ceiling is something to be used for a negotiating point, they're excited this could be a way to get around it. >> we showed that provision there. michelle and i were saying, this reminds us of zimbabwe. wouldn't this cause run away inflation? >> that's what people usually
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
that tim geithner is using right now to extend it are going to run out. republicans are saying absolutely, no rise in the debt ceiling without an equal number of spending cuts. democrats are saying we're not negotiating with you as all, because as whyte white house press secretary jay carney said look what happened when we tried that in 2011 it resulted in a credit rating downgrade. >> he will not negotiate with congress when it comes to the essential responsibility of congress to pay the bills that congress has incurred. it would be irresponsible to flirt with default. we saw what happened in the summer of 2011 when congress did flirt with default. >> and i think we can conclude from the fiscal cliff debate, maria, is that congress and the white house won't reach an agreement before they absolutely have to, and don't rule out possibility that the white house could yet invoke constitutional authority to unilaterally raise that debt limit if congress is not willing to play ball with them. >> we'll be wag. thanks very much. how far can washington push this debt ceiling fight before damage i
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
of jack lew to replace tim geithner as the new treasury secretary. it's important to look at this in context of what it may mean for the debate on spending cuts as we approach this debt ceiling limit and the fight that is ensuing. tim get near is leaving january 25th. that means lew will be the main point person for this debt ceiling drama. so, what does this mean ahead of what is likely to be another hard fight? perhaps the best clues for that are in an op-ed from two years ago from jack lew. inis entitled "the easy cuts are behind us." the piece absolutely advocates getting out of our debt and getting the debt and deficit under control. but it does so by discussing some cuts in defense and then examples of scaling back things like something called the great lakes restoration initiative. not eliminating it, just cutting it by maybe a quarter of its present cost. a sav
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